8 Stunning Iowa Beaches That Look And Feel Like The Ocean

Ready to go to the best beaches in Iowa? For an oceanfront getaway, you might have to travel halfway across the country – but that doesn’t mean you can’t find Iowa’s own personal slices of seaside paradise without ever leaving the Hawkeye State. From state parks to public lakeside beaches to unique retreats, these eight beaches will make you say “Atlantic Who?”.

Have you been to any of these Iowa beachside getaways? Let us know about your trips, or tell us any personal favorite beaches we didn’t cover, in the comments section. If you’re interested in another peaceful summer getaway in Iowa, make sure to check out the most remote lake in Iowa.

Address: Big Creek State Park, 8794 NW 125th Ave, Polk City, IA 50226, USA
Address: Honey Creek State Park, 12194 Honey Creek Pl, Moravia, IA 52571, USA
Address: West Lake Park, 14910 110th Ave, Davenport, IA 52804, USA
Address: Lake Red Rock, Iowa, USA
Address: Arnolds Park Public Beach, Arnolds Park, IA 51331, USA
Address: Prairie Rose State Park, 680 Rd M47, Harlan, IA 51537, USA
Address: Lewis and Clark State Park, 21914 Park Loop, Onawa, IA 51040, USA
Address: Hillview Recreation Area, 25601 C60, Hinton, IA 51024, USA